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Eric William RUSSELL

Regimental number496
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBryan's Creek, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Hill, Bryan's Creek, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in 11th (Taranaki Rifles) Regiment, Territorial Force, New Zealand; left the country.
Enlistment date11 February 1915
Place of enlistmentAyr, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date3 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 14 March 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: wound, right leg), Brisbane, 3 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 December 1959
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSSELL Eric William

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